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INSOL Europe Academic Forum Mid-Year Symposium

INSOL Europe Academic Forum Mid-Year Symposium

Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

The INSOL Europe Academic Forum is organising a free half-day conference at the Humboldt-University Berlin on 29 April 2016. 

The overall topic ties in with the Academic Forum Conference held last October in Berlin during the INSOL Europe Annual Congress – recovery and restructuring in the banking sector. This is not meant to be repetitive but rather to underline the enormous importance of this area of insolvency and restructuring law. After all, what can be observed here is a fundamental shift of the underlying paradigm: from a debtor-creditor driven procedure towards a state-controlled one where supervision is determining the entire life cycle of financial institutions. It is a not an entirely unlikely assumption that these developments will have far reaching implications – including impact on the commercial insolvency law.

The speakers are acknowledged experts in their field and include: 
  • Monica Marcucci from the Banca d’Italia in Rome will speak about “Shareholders in times of distress: from veto powers to write down?
  • Thorsten Höche, General Counsel of the German Banking Association, addresses “BRRD-Implementation in Germany – Goodbye to Insolvency law for Banks?
  • Thomas Bauer, Chair of the FINMA Board of Directors (the Swiss banking supervisory body), is going to speak about “The DNA of the Financial Market Insolvency Regulation: Waiving the traditional principles? – The Swiss perspective.” 
  • Prof. Ignacio Tirado, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, will broaden the perspective with “The problems of the holdings of sovereign debts in the balance sheets of banks.

Download the Final Technical Programme here.

Download the Presentation Slides here.

We look forward to seeing you at this symposium. 

Email Wendy Cooper ( to register your place.

The conference is a non-ticketed event.

Conference Venue:
Unter den Linden 6
HU-Hauptgebäude, 1. Obergeschoss

Download a map of Humboldt-University Campus, and a plan of the Conference Venue.
Eastern European Countries’ Committee Conference 2016 - Cluj-Napoca

Eastern European Countries’ Committee Conference 2016 - Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania

In 2016 INSOL Europe is indeed fortunate to have been invited to hold its Eastern European Countries’ Committee conference (EECC) in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania (Romania) on 12 & 13 May. This follows a very successful 2015 one-day conference held in Vilnius and attended by delegates from all over Europe. 

The theme of this year’s conference is to be ‘New Trends in Insolvency: Distressed Investing and the evolution of Personal Insolvency across Eastern Europe' and will include sessions and case studies with expert panellists and speakers from a wide range of disciplines. It is foreseen that this will create lively debates on the issues to be covered, relevant to today’s evolving situation and current insolvency developments.

The Co-Chairs of the EECC (Evert Verwey, Clifford Chance LLP, Netherlands and Radu Lotrean, CITR, Romania) are very grateful to the conference technical committee consisting of Nigel Davis (Wyn River, UK) and Vasile Godinca-Herlea (CITR, Romania) for assembling an interesting and varied conference programme. The conference will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation available in Romanian.

About Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca is the second most populous city in Romania, after the national capital Bucharest, and the seat of Cluj County in the northwestern part of the country. Geographically, it is roughly equidistant from Bucharest (324 km), Budapest (351 km) and Belgrade (322 km). Located in the Someșul Mic River valley, the city is considered the unofficial capital to the historical province of Transylvania.

Today the city is one of the most important academic, cultural, industrial and business centres in Romania. Among other institutions, it hosts the country's largest university, Babeș-Bolyai University, with its famous botanical garden; nationally renowned cultural institutions; as well as the largest Romanian-owned commercial bank. In 2015, Cluj-Napoca has been designated as the ‘European Youth Capital’. (

We very much look forward to welcoming you at this conference and hope that you will not only benefit from the business sessions but also from the considerable networking opportunities including the optional networking dinner on the day before the conference.

Download the Registration Brochure here for full details.

Download the Final Technical Programme here.

Download the Morning Presentation Slides here.

Download the Afternoon Presentation Slides here.


Conference Venue

Grand Hotel Italia, Str. Vasile Conta nr 2
400478 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

To book a room at the conference rate, visit: and enter customer code EECC2016 



VAT registration in progress.  A VAT invoice will be provided.

With thanks to our Sponsors

Main Sponsor
BDO Restructuring GmbH, Germany -

Sponsor of all Conference Material

Conference Sponsors
STP Informationstechnologie AG  -
Schiebe und Collegen -
EOS Group -
Troostwijk -

With thanks to our Conference Supporters
AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) -
Willis Towers Watson / INSOL Europe Seminar: Dublin 7 July 2016

Willis Towers Watson / INSOL Europe Seminar: Dublin 7 July 2016

Dublin, Ireland
INSOL Europe invites you to a networking seminar and reception hosted by Willis Towers Watson.

Date: Thursday 7 July 2016
Venue: Willis Towers Watson, 10-11 Leinster Street South, Dublin 2, Ireland

5:00pm: Registration & Welcome
5:15pm: Presentation
  • What is INSOL Europe?
  • IIntroduction to Willis Towers Watson
  • The Irish Insolvency Landscape
  • Q & A
6:00pm: Drinks/Light refreshments

Steffen Koch, hww hermann wienberg Wilhelm, Germany (Deputy President of INSOL Europe)
Mark Sanderson, Willis Towers Watson, UK (Managing Director)
Jim Luby, McStay Luby, Ireland (Treasurer of INSOL Europe)

To register your place, please reply to Damien Frost ( by 1 July 2016
Places may be limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
INSOL Europe Annual Congress - Lisbon

INSOL Europe Annual Congress - Lisbon

Cascais, near Lisbon, Portugal
In September 2016, the INSOL Europe Annual Congress will be held in Cascais, Portugal, a beautiful city close to Lisbon. The role of Portugal in the history of Europe is unique and today, Portugal is a modern, fully integrated European country. Many small and large investors from Africa, America and Asia are heavily investing in Portugal and sometimes even fixing their residence there. The restructuring of the local economy over the last 3 years has been a tremendous success, mainly due to the Portuguese cultural and ideological identification within Europe, which has helped the Portuguese make a significant restructuring effort. At the Lisbon Annual Congress we shall discuss which restructuring tools are more efficient and how to apply them. We shall approach restructuring from a positive perspective as an area of expertise to create value rather than share misery. 

Download the Congress Registration Brochure here or contact Caroline Taylor for more information.

Download the Final INSOL Europe Annual Congress Programme here.

Download the INSOL Europe Annual Congress Friday 23 September 2016 Slides here.

Download the INSOL Europe Annual Congress Saturday 24 September 2016 Slides here.

Information and registration details for the INSOL Europe Academic Forum Conference which is taking place at the same venue from 21-22 September can also be found in the main Congress Registration Brochure.

Download the Final INSOL Europe Academic Forum Conference Programme here.

Download the INSOL Europe Academic Forum Wednesday 21 September 2016 Presentation Slides here.

Download the INSOL Europe Academic Forum Thursday 22 September 2016 Presentation Slides here.

With thanks to our Sponsors

Main Sponsor:

Congress General Sponsors:
PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH -
Proskauer -
Uría Menéndez Proença de Carvalho - www.

Event Sponsors:
NautaDutilh -
Edwin Coe –
William Fry -
hww hermann wienberg wilhelm –
Hoche Société d'Avocats -
McStay Luby -
Moon Beever -
Schultze & Braun -
Willis Towers Watson -
Abreu Advogados -
anchor rechtsanwälte -
BCM (Bauland, Carboni, Martinez & associés) -
Schiebe und Collegen -
Troostwijk -
Grant Thornton -
Windt Le Grand Leeuwenburgh -

With thanks to our Congress Supporters
AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers) -

Academic Forum Sponsors
Shakespeare Martineau -
Joint Young Members Group/Anti Fraud Forum Seminar

Joint Young Members Group/Anti Fraud Forum Seminar


INSOL Europe Young Members Group / Anti-Fraud Forum Joint Conference:
“A Joint Approach to Combating Fraud”

8 November 2016: Drinks & Networking, 6pm-8pm
9 November 2016: Seminar, 9am-3pm

At the offices of Grant Thornton UK LLP, 30 Finsbury Square, London EC2P 2YU (sat nav: EC2A 1AG)

Download the updated programme here.

For further information, please contact
With thanks to our sponsors:
Anti-Fraud Forum Sponsors: Grant Thornton
Young Members Group Sponsors: Schiebe und Collegen